韦斯特伍德 High School has been ranked in the top 100 high schools in Texas 和 the top 500 in the nation, according to the 2021 U.S. 新闻 & 世界报道’s Best 高中 ranking. The campus has been ranked in the top 100 schools in Texas 和 top 1,000 schools nationwide for more than five years.

韦斯特伍德 ranked 459 nationally, placing it in the top 1 percent of the nation’s public high schools. The campus ranked 69 in Texas out of nearly 1,500 schools eligible for ranking.

“Our campus is very excited to be recognized once again as one of the top high schools in the country,” Principal Mario Acosta said. “This year’s recognition carries special meaning for us because of the struggles that the p和emic has caused. As a staff, we are very proud of all of the success that our students have achieved. As the principal, I am very proud of how hard our staff has worked to ensure that our students’ educational experience did not suffer during these difficult times. Although we are not likely to look back on this past school year with a multitude of fond memories, this recognition reaffirms the hard work 和 skill of our students 和 staff.”

The Best 高中 rankings identify the country’s top-performing public high schools with a goal of providing a clear, unbiased picture of how well public schools serve all of their students, from the highest to the lowest achieving. U.S. 新闻 & 世界报道 begins its process by reviewing more than 23,000 public high schools in all 50 states 和 the District of Columbia. That number was reduced to 17,792 schools that were eligible to be ranked 和 were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments 和 how well they prepare students for college.